The Best Foods for Boosting Your Melatonin Levels Naturally

This is a guest post by Emily Thompson. Do you find it hard to sleep from time to time? Or have you been battling with sleep issues every night for as long as you can remember? However grave your sleep problems are, I am pretty sure that you have relied on the Internet to find solutions for your dilemma. I also know that you have already heard or read of the term melatonin. But what does it do? And what can you do to increase its levels in your body?…

9 Ways How to Exercise for Free

Leading a healthy lifestyle should start while we are still teens. It doesn’t have to cost anything and it shouldn’t get in the way of your studies. There are plenty of ways in which you can exercise for free and without impinging on your schooling. Here are 9 ways. Participate in school sports activities.  Schools always incorporate sports programs into their curriculum. While you may never be really good at football or even swimming, why not just give it a try? It’s free and will do you a lot of…

5 Exercise Habits that Actually Mean You’re Good at Organising

Like health and fitness itself, being organised and having supporting habits in place makes a person’s life more rewarding. And chances are, you’re probably more organised that you think when you start reflecting on your health and fitness achievements. If you get to the gym most times when you plan to and have enjoyed a healthy lifestyle over a substantial period, then there are aspects of such habits that can apply to other areas of life. I’ve had several clients claim that they aren’t organised, but when it’s pointed out…

5 Tips to Encourage Your Kids to Exercise

Kids need to be physically active to keep a healthy, balanced life. The problem, though, is that kids these days prefer to sit all day, eyes glued to their gadgets. Sometimes, they do go outside but interaction with other children remains limited or the activities they engaged in are not ideal. Because obesity has affected about 28% of Australian children and adolescents, the call to get kids to exercise has become a loud cry for parents. Since 1995, the incidence of overweight and obesity within the 5-17 age group rose…

10 Shocking Fitness Facts You Ought to Know

On the Internet and social media, there are certainly tons of myths about exercise. When people do not make the effort to verify these statements, they end up following them without seeing any progress on their fitness goals. As with a lot of things, the right information can make a world of difference. Being Active Doesn’t Counteract The Time You Spent Sitting One of the most widespread myths out there is that by simply hitting the gym after work, they can undo or make up for all those hours they…

How to Improve Your Posture

It’s common to neglect proper posture until one Tuesday afternoon comes and you are barely able to sit erect because of backache. Other back abuses include carrying heavy weights, slouching, and incorrect execution of exercises. Back abuse is so widespread that in 2014, about 1 in every 6 Australians suffered from a back problem, be it a joint, tissue, or muscle problem. To prevent worse cases, the simplest favor you can do to yourself is to observe proper posture. The real question now is how and this article is crafted…

The Truth about Supplements: Do You Need Them or Not?

Open your cupboard, medicine cabinet, or even table drawer and you will most likely find a bottle or two of vitamin and mineral supplements. In Australia alone, the vitamin and supplement market is a multi-billion dollar industry with an average annual growth of 6%. Manufacturers of supplements are continuously innovating especially in the design of newer delivery formats and in fortifying ordinary food items and other products with these supplements. But the real question remains: do you really need these supplements or not? A Look at Supplements: The Role of…

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Getting Enough Sleep

Getting enough shut-eye really does help you health-wise. It improves various different areas of your life and even prevents your body’s immune system from worsening. The average amount of sleep which is recommended by professionals is around the 8-hour mark each night. This is because the average human sleeps in 4-hour cycles, so two of them is just enough for your body to regain the energy it requires to start another day. In this article, we will take a look at 6 surprising health benefits of getting enough sleep. Fights…